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  1. Bell Gage vs Bell Volt - Review and Comparison

    I have not seen many reviews or comparisons on the Bell Gage helmet, so I thought I would do a quick one. I like Giro helmets for asthetics better, but not with the price premium of $50-75 better....
  2. Thread: N + 1 bikes

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    I have the following and am pretty happy (1) -...

    I have the following and am pretty happy
    (1) - 2x10 16lb carbon roadbike
    (1) - 17lb aluminum single speed road bike
    (1) - 23lb steel rigid single speed 29er MTB
    (1) - 40+ lb Surly 1x1 Xtracycle...
  3. DIY - Home-made Xtracycle running boards

    I know Xtracycle came out with new aluminum side steps to replace their heavier wood ones... but I liked the old wood ones. Looks classy. Here is my take on it.

    -Used 1/2 plywood. ...
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    Yep, same frame as we had done. I am running out...

    Yep, same frame as we had done. I am running out of things to mess with. Its 16.5 lbs now w pedals.... My current project bike is a single speed steel, full rigid, Civilian 29'er....mmmm dirt.
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    Nice Langster. Was thinking of getting one of...

    Nice Langster. Was thinking of getting one of the new ones. Does it ride any different then the old one?

    Here is mine with updated bits:
    EC90 post
    PRO stem
    Romin Saddle
    Scott CR1 full carbon...
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    You can use it, no reason you cannot. I suspect...

    You can use it, no reason you cannot. I suspect the reason they use them is ease of assembly. Coaster brakes have 3 sets of bearings (2 on the hub shell, one on the cog side).

    If you like the...
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    Hey Chris, Long time. Would you recommend...

    Hey Chris, Long time.

    Would you recommend that over and ENO hub? Wondering because I am trying to decide if carbon BB shells vs carbon dropouts like the extra torque on having to cope with...
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    Cross post to same in Utility Cycling. But its a...

    Cross post to same in Utility Cycling. But its a Single Speed so still counts for this forum also I think.

    My Surly 1x1 got re-allocated and outsourced to kid duty rather than commute rain bike....
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    Sticky: My Long bike. Surly 1x1 King hubs/Headset...

    My Long bike.
    Surly 1x1
    King hubs/Headset
    Thompson Stem(s) and Post
    XTR Brakes
    Campy crankset with 50x20t gearing

    My kids love it, and always get a kick out of jumping on the bike for a spin....
  10. I am thinking of pickup up a ring-guard from this...

    I am thinking of pickup up a ring-guard from this guy. Cheap, and looks like pretty good quality with lots of options on tooth-count and BCD:

    http://www.bbgbashguard.com/index.html
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    Langsters have road geometry, compact frames,...

    Langsters have road geometry, compact frames, taller headtubes, track fork ends, and are cheap since nobody seems to like them. I like mine however.
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    Up for your consideration and ridicule. I've...

    Up for your consideration and ridicule.
    I've posted my Langster before... but its here again in two forms. TT-style for all out training rides as well as a new setup for the bike, road drops. ...
  13. MS-872 -Geoman Apx 1000L Light - Review/First Impressions

    First Impressions, more to follow once I get a few rides in:

    I was going to compare along side my preferred helmet light (Dinotte 400L) but I leant it out and could not get it here in time to...
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    if you are not in a hurry, ebay a used White...

    if you are not in a hurry, ebay a used White Industries ENO. I picked up at 18t lightly used FW for $45.... there is no comparison between the White and anything else.

    If you need it now. What...
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    Yes. I used to bike commute for 2 years. On my...

    Yes. I used to bike commute for 2 years. On my SS road bike and my carbon race bike, both sub 17 pounds... I would ride the commute like a club ride.

    On my rain bike (when it was not raining) a...
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    Help Please - Which tensioner

    Hello all. I am in the process of converting my Surly 1x1 with a free radical.

    I run a 50x18t setup now, but will probably drop to a 45 or 48t front ring once setup with the LT.

    I have heard a...
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    I am said weight weenie road guy. On my SS, I...

    I am said weight weenie road guy. On my SS, I ordered through spinlite cycling. I speced the rear wheel with:
    Non-Drive - 1 cross, 14/17/14 Sapim Lasers, Alloy Sapim nipples
    Drive-Side - 3 cross,...
  18. I would call Leader. Ritchey lists the WCS as a...

    I would call Leader. Ritchey lists the WCS as a Zero Stack as well as a press-fit... from CK, they sound the same if you ask me:
    http://chrisking.com/tech/int_headsets_explained/int_hds_explain_5
  19. If it uses press-in cups this is a pretty good...

    If it uses press-in cups this is a pretty good deal:
    http://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=A0530
    Ritchey WCS Semi Integrationed 1 1/8" with topcap, $32 shipped, not tax. Check Coupon forum...
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    17 if you are in fit shape, 16 if you ride more...

    17 if you are in fit shape, 16 if you ride more than a few times a week and like to hang around 22mph when cruising. 18 if those hills you have to clear are something you have to ride often.

    I...
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    I know why TT and Tri guys do it, but no clue why...

    I know why TT and Tri guys do it, but no clue why this guy did it. For TT/Tri you are almost never on the base-bars and so its not important to have an upturn (which has a bigger footprint in the...
  22. make sure the holes for the water bottle bosses...

    make sure the holes for the water bottle bosses (if you have them and intend to use them) are masked. Or else you will need to chase them with the corresponding tap.

    Also, mask your seat tube. ...
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    I have them. They work pretty well, but the QR's...

    I have them. They work pretty well, but the QR's have no Teeth on them so they can slip unless you use some elbow-grease when you put them on.

    The only thing I don't like is that grit can get in...
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    *Me raising hand* I owned an early gen...

    *Me raising hand*

    I owned an early gen Spinergy Rev-X.... got radial cracks from the rivets on two or three of the blades (can't remember).

    Noticed before they failed, and the early gen ones...
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    I really like the old Specialized seat clamp QR. ...

    I really like the old Specialized seat clamp QR. Back in the day, those were the nicest thing around...
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